Annie Elizabeth Law

Annie Elizabeth Law
Annie Elizabeth Law. (Photo courtesy of the MCZ)

1842 – 12 January 1889

Born: Carlisle, England.

Died: Watsonville, California (of tuberculosis).

Occupation: School Teacher, Cival War Spy. Amateur Conchologist. Taught music and botany at Lumpkin, Georgia.


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Travels: East Tennessee, North Georgia, Florida.

Collection Deposition:

Research Interests: Land and freshwater mollusks.

Remarks: Came to America about 1850, Maryville, Tennessee. Lived in Watsonville, California for 4 years, 1872. Visted James Lewis, Mohawk, New York, 1868. Collected for W.G. Binney and C.T. Simpson.

Data from: Abbott, R.T., and M.E. Young (eds.). 1973. American Malacologists: A national register of professional and amateur malacologists and private shell collectors and biographies of early American mollusk workers born between 1618 and 1900. American Malacologists, Falls Church, Virginia. Consolidated/Drake Press, Philadelphia. 494 pp.

Other References: Pilsbry, H.A. 1927. Annie E. Law. Nautilus 40(4):132-133.

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